Posted by: Stan Russell | May 19, 2017

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY

Left to right: 1-2) Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) ; 3) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6); 4-5) Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction (PM 45.52)—Abutment 2 Form is 24’ tall, rebar cages 5.5’ tall; 6) Various Stages of Girder Fabrication in Mare Island at XKT Plant; 7) Trailer Slide (PM 45.84).

* AN UPDATED RELEASE ON NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON CLOSURES IS FOUND BELOW AND ATTACHED, WITH NEXT THURSDAY’S CLOSURES, MAY 25)*

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.]

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· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) –NO ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. No ETO for Mud Creek at this time. No Change.

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· Mud Creek has three major issues: 1) a partial lane missing; 2) the slope/roadway is at an angle and 3) significant slide material is still coming down. There is the possibility of retaining walls or a side hill viaduct as a viable solution for Mud Creek, but first we need to drill, and to do so, we need the slide to cease movement and the water to stop flowing. Vehicles and local residents will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson to exit south or clear the access times at Paul’s Slide.
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Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY. No Change.

Work on the slope continues. The targeted “public access” date of mid-June

shows medium probability with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further

out.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan

north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road

before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

The contractor has begun demolition of the original abutment on the north side and will be focusing on

excavation, forming, placing rebar and pouring the new abutment #2 on the north side over the next few

weeks.

Progress continues to take place but being that Mud Creek is closed until further notice, we

Continue to bring convoys with 10-wheelers containing loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other

items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—the third convoy scheduled for next

Thursday, May 25. Current public access date remains: Mid-to-late September.

Trailer Slide Removal within PCB Closure (PM 45.84)

Slide removal operations just north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project, which we are calling the “trailer

slide” began Monday, May 15. Temporary guardrail (K-rail) was placed and there

will be STOP sign controls in place 24/7 at PM 45.84 just north of Sycamore Canyon Road. This is within

the closure for the bridge project and will only affect residents of Pfeiffer Ridge Road and Sycamore Canyon

Road. Flaggers will control traffic during work hours. There may be some delay as trucks are loaded out.

Status: We are getting close to completing the slide removal but still have several days of loading out trucks

then putting in the drapery system; remaining one lane for at least another week.

Another update will be provided by mid-day Tuesday, May 22.

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Today’s Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

Cruz Counties

Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*Update #2*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will continue the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Thursday, May 25.

These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol and will include intermittent closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from 8 am until 7 pm. Motorists wishing to travel east/west in the morning must do so before the first convoy begins. Motorists will encounter delays during the movement of these four convoys westbound from 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm and eastbound from 11 am to 1 pm andfrom5 pm to 7 pm. All vehicles should not exceed 30 feet in length and a weight of 15 tons.

These convoys will include the remaining 50% of the rock and sand necessary to create concrete abutments for the new bridge. Future convoys will transport two mobile batch plants, two concrete boom pump trucks, vacuum trucks and rebar cages. This equipment will be used to construct concrete abutments and overall construction of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52).

The steel girders for the new bridge are currently being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA. They will then be moved to a plant near Stockton for painting before they are shipped to Pfeiffer Canyon. This $24 million project is expected to be open to the public in mid to late September.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway

work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County,

residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Photo from yesterday of second convoy

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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